International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Tsunami Relief in Japan

Fishermen assisted by the IRC in Ishinomaki, Japan
Photo: Peter Biro/IRC

The IRC continues to support the relief efforts of three Japanese aid groups assisting survivors of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, which left thousands dead and devastated coastal communities in northeastern Japan.

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Three IRC-supported groups—the Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR), JEN, and Peace Winds Japan—are providing services and supplies to help tsunami survivors in northeastern Japan through the emotional and physical recovery process.

March 11, 2013 | Blog
March 11 marks the second anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan. The IRC continues to work with three Japanese aid groups to assist elderly and disabled survivors, and help rebuild the ruined coastal fishing industry.
March 6, 2012 | Photo Essay Slideshow
January 16, 2012 | Blog
December 11, 2011 | Blog